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Yard of the month: Drought cant keep blooms at bay in this yard of the month

Photo caption: The pears growing in the Hastys yard will soon ready for picking. Velma said the Alberta peach tree never fails to provide her peaches to last her all year. (Photo by Maggie Reagan)

Deep in dog-days of drought-spent August is a San Marcos garden still prolific with blooms at the home of John and Velma Hasty, 588 Crest Circle Drive, Spring Lake Garden Club's Yard of the Month.

It is Velma Hasty, a Hays County Master Gardener, who plans, digs and grooms the acreage that includes a profusion of ornamental flowers, varieties of shrubs, vines, bulbs and 55 rose bushes, most of which are officially antique roses. Lots of trees are also maintained on the property, including productive fruit trees.

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